SPATEX 2015 ramps up its commercial appeal

If you’re in the Commercial sector of the water leisure Industry there is only one place to be Sunday February 1st to Tuesday 3rd when the UK’s leading pool and spa Exhibition, SPATEX 2015 is open for business at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Ricoh - room photosEach year, SPATEX, attracts a high level of visitors, both from the domestic  and commercial sector, including designers, builders, architects, hoteliers, leisure operators, local authorities, leisure centres and health clubs, spa owners, schools, property developers and many more.

The Industry’s biggest shop window

Now in its 19th year, SPATEX ranks amongst its one hundred plus exhibitors, the top manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, from both home and abroad. In 2015 there will be even more to see as the Exhibition is expanding into halls one and two. To whet your appetite, here’s a taste of what some of our exhibitors have been working on:

Calorex – an HRD heat pump heat recovery dehumidifier was recently installed at the new Wolverton Swimming & Fitness Centre in Milton Keynes. Just one of many commercial leisure venues to benefit from energy cost savings and reduced CO² emissions that a bespoke Calorex heat recovery system provides.

Peraqua – has launched the ingenious Aquacoach pool control series, which offers automatic control of the most common pool functions. A multilingual menu and simple icons guarantee easy programming.

Brenntag – reports that its Heatsavr liquid pool blanket has been responsible for a 30 per cent drop in humidity following its installation at Bramcote Leisure Centre in the East Midlands.

Waxman Ceramics’ Smart mosaic tile range has proved a runaway success and, in particular, the ultra modern ‘Dewdrop’ finish which has the look of a polished surface after being drenched in water.

Certikin International – manager of Devon’s landmark Salcombe Harbour Hotel reports that its newly refurbished Harbour Spa has been pivotal in “seeing a significant upturn in business and repeat bookings.” The Spa features a luxurious pool, hydro pool, sauna, steam room – designed and built by Newton Abbott Westcountry Leisure using Certikin equipment.

Bowman has introduced new Titanium tubestacks across its swimming pool heat exchanger range, plus new corrosion resistant end covers for its larger units, giving pool owners the benefits of even greater corrosion protection performance.

Water Treatment Products –  ideal for  commercial use, Shower Head Plus is a unique  2-stage solution which has a proven efficacy against Legionalla and  offers a comprehensive descaling of shower head fittings without damaging the metallic finishes.

Plastica has undertaken its biggest challenge yet, with the installation of a single piece thermal cover at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in Lympstone measuring 33m x 15m!

Mineral Supplies International –  Alan Bettin Swimming Pools, who service and maintain up to 400 pools each year, have endorsed the benefits of Zeoclere30 media which they say “is ideal for pools that are in constant use, have heavy bather loads and are therefore at greater risk of ammonia build up.”

Update your professional skills and training for FREE

SPATEX offers a UNIQUE programme of FREE educational seminars and training workshops on vital current topics. Hosted by water leisure experts and Industry trade organisations, such as STA and PWTAG, no other wet leisure Exhibition can boast such a prestigious line-up.

Responding to demand, SPATEX 2015 will feature a Second Seminar Programme on all three days of the Exhibition (full details to be released shortly).

This will run in parallel to the highly popular ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers) Workshops. Featuring 20 brand new titles, the SPATEX/ISPE programme for 2015 covers all areas of the pool and spa trade, both commercial and domestic. Whether your interest is in water treatment, commercial pool operation, servicing heat pumps, or construction, these expert-led  Workshops will extend your skill set. There will also be sessions on new Industry Standards and Guidance that affect all in the pool and spa trade.

Tuesday February 3rd  will be dedicated to a whole day of specialist spa training workshops covering topics such as; Commercial spa management’ and ‘Spas for business use’. In fact, everything you could possibly need to know whether it’s installing, maintaining or selling them.

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Nick Clamp

I am the Editor-in-Chief at WhatSpa? Media Group and my job is to keep you informed about the very latest hot tubs on the UK market... the best job in the world! When I'm not being deluged with press releases and hot tub brochures I enjoy keeping fit and participating in endurance events including triathlons and distance running.